In this photo journal, Klaus Eschen reveals a portrait of his city, West Berlin, in a decade of radical political change and social upheaval in which the traces World War II were still clearly evident. The building of the Wall in 1961 transformed key areas into desolate stagnation. Simultaneously, West Berlin experienced an economic blossoming, leading to the creation of new districts and steeets. In preserving the memory of a place of political volatility, economic upswing and social diversity, Eschen reveals the contrasts that exist between the present Berlin of today and the West Berlin of the 1960s.
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